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The Betsy is a beach side hotel located at the end of Ocean Drive, in Miami’s ever so cool Art Deco District, that’s just undergone a swish refurbishment (hello new rooftop pool).
61 rooms offer timeless luxury (think marble bathrooms and in-room libraries) and range from Classic Rooms, with views of neighbouring Art Deco buildings, right up to the Skyline Penthouse equipped with a baby grand piano. In the Superior Rooms, Miami sunshine trickles through plantation style-shutters onto dark walnut wood floors.
LT Steak & Seafood is the hotels main restaurant where award-winning chef Laurent Tourondel prepares seasonally inspired dishes of the surf and turf variety using locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients. Enjoy American pancakes for breakfast, fresh Oysters for lunch and hand selected steaks from the grill in the evenings.
Atop the roof sits a sparkling new pool with views of the Atlantic, a rooftop ocean deck (Betsy's trump card) and the Wellness Garden & Spa where creative treatments including coconut hot towel facials and chilled stoned rituals are the norm. Come nightfall the deck becomes a starlit lounge perfect for a nightcap or two.
South Beach is truly the heart of Miami and there's much to do for everyone. Culture vultures can explore the neighbouring historical buildings, the shopaholics can take Lincoln Road Mall and the beach bums can head over the road to the white sands and lapping Atlantic. In the evenings enjoy live music at the hotel bar before venturing down Ocean Drive for a tipple or two.
Why we love it
The hotel pool offers the perfect place to cool off from the midday sun as it's shaded in a central quad.
Alexandra, Original Traveller